Delicate pink with a touch of grey

Calamine is indeed named after the lotion we all used as children to soothe nettle stings and rashes! A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well lit rooms it feels much more delicate. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Great White

Calamine is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 147.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Our paint colours are available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Just love Farrow & Ball paints, colours are 100% true to the sample wheel too. great coverage and beautiful finished results every time.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour! Bought this after really struggling to find a nice pink. Not too girly or bright, and this with a dose of grey, is perfect.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Subtle merging I followed the suggestion for matching the Calamine on the walls with the Great White Modern Eggshell finish and particularly the Great White emulsion for the ceiling. The effect is to merge all aspects of the room in one delightful blend of colour.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft pink Looked at other pastel shades and decided on calamine. Very smart and subtle. Not too pink. Lovely finish.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calamine is so soothing When decorating my dressing room I was unsure what tones would look appropriate in a period property, this fitted the bill perfectly, the room has transformed into a light and airy space and the colour is a beautiful pink/grey
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the paint Quick delivery , packaged really well. Paint quality and colour is fab !
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calming and Uplifting for Yoga Room Pink was a bold choice for me, but after several tester pots I went with Calamine and it has worked really well. Really lifts the room. It’s only zingy when sun on it in the morning, which is joyous,mother wise just happy, calming and uplifting. Wimborne Whiten on ceiling. Took Calamine down over skirtings to lengthen walls.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour I’m completely in love with the colour of my new bedroom. I had picked out a pink and gold marble wallpaper for a feature wall and was looking for the perfect pink to complement it. I narrowed it down to the calamine and pink ground but after lots of research finally decided on the calamine (full disclosure I just researched and didn’t get any tester pots). I’m so glad I went with this shade it is just stunning. It feels more pinky in the light and the grey undertone really comes out of an evening. We have brought a also brought a pot for our en-suite to match our room. I can’t wait to have both rooms finished.
Date published: 2021-04-06
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